Take a little time out and learn a simple pleasure

The Dell is a beautiful, creative and versatile space to host a retreat or event of any kind. Right in the heart of the Cairngorms and on the edge of the Abernethy Forest the Dell is a peaceful place with great access to real wilderness.
Accommodation is versatile, owner Polly can provide creative and nourishing soul-food and our studio space is set within the forest in our Scandinavian Tipi.
We make sure your guests have the environment that allows them to relax and gain the most from the retreat. The kettle is always on, the fire stoked, candles lit and a warm welcome to the Dell.

Autumn 2021

Dell Wild Club

1 - 1 Jan

£30/child

Welcome to the Dell Wild Club; an interactive, immersive experience where kids can unplug and reconnect with nature.
Wild Club is a place to build, craft, climb or just relax, from animal tracking to den building, weaving to identifying bugs or learning how to safely light a fire or carve an arrow.
Make friends, make a mud pizza or rope swing or just make someone smile, It's up to you! This is your time!
Justin Jones, our resident Woodland Activity Leader can offer small group adventure sessions, usually on a Tuesday & Saturday, for your kids to include all sorts of forest based activities aimed at 5-11 year olds. Min 2 / Max 6 in any group.

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Soundscape meditation walk

12 May - 31 Dec

Anytime

£25

Music has been our true tonic over the last little while and we have built a stack of our 'Woodland Wireless' playlists on Spotify to form a connection with the woods, even when you're not able to visit.
Soundscape draws from this library, carefully selecting tracks that stir us and resonate with the landscape surrounding us to take us on a meditative musical journey into the deeper, more hidden trails surrounding the Dell.
Each walk takes around an hour and will be punctuated with birdsong interludes and hot cups.
Only requirements are Premium Spotify account, good headphones and some sturdy footwear.

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Wilderness Fit Day Retreat

30 Sep

£150

Wilderness Fit day in the Forest. Come and Join me for a day of moving through the magical landscape that surrounds Dell of Abernethy. We will use natural features to inspire our workouts such as pull ups on trees, squats using rocks, mossy mounds for balance exercises and pushing logs in wheel barrows, we might even end the session with a fresh water dip in one the stunning lochs near by. There will also be the option for a trail running session and yoga practice in the Tipee. A delicious and nutritious lunch will be provided by Polly and plenty time to relax too!
This day will hopefully give you a positive lift and inspire you to use what is around you to exercise in the fresh air...fitness is not all about the gym!

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Singing Workshop with Bruce Ncube

14 Nov

2-5pm

£20

We are delighted to have Bruce back to lead another wonderful singing workshop this year.
If ever there was a time to find the joy in group singing its now!
Bruce is a Zimbabwean artist who specialises in teaching traditional songs, dances stories and rhythms.
In this workshop he will teach us some of the traditional songs from Zimbabwe in 3 to 6 part harmonies.
Everyone welcome. To book contact carolinelanglands@gmail.com

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Ladies Wellness Retreat

19 - 22 Nov

From £799

We are very excited to be hosting Scotland Retreats founder Nichola Henderson for this beautiful weekend.
Relax, Restore and Renew.
"Scotland Retreats is inspired by what women have told me they need most - some time out of the daily routine, to relax, unwind, reconnect to nature, and to focus just on themselves in a safe supportive environment where they have the space to allow transformation and inspiration to emerge. We have designed the retreats like an MOT for the mind, with activities to fuel the heart and soul, as well as the tools needed for self-reflection"
For more info or to book https://scotlandretreats.com

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Winter 2021

Dell Wild Club

1 - 1 Jan

£30/child

Welcome to the Dell Wild Club; an interactive, immersive experience where kids can unplug and reconnect with nature.
Wild Club is a place to build, craft, climb or just relax, from animal tracking to den building, weaving to identifying bugs or learning how to safely light a fire or carve an arrow.
Make friends, make a mud pizza or rope swing or just make someone smile, It's up to you! This is your time!
Justin Jones, our resident Woodland Activity Leader can offer small group adventure sessions, usually on a Tuesday & Saturday, for your kids to include all sorts of forest based activities aimed at 5-11 year olds. Min 2 / Max 6 in any group.

Enquire about availability

Soundscape meditation walk

12 May - 31 Dec

Anytime

£25

Music has been our true tonic over the last little while and we have built a stack of our 'Woodland Wireless' playlists on Spotify to form a connection with the woods, even when you're not able to visit.
Soundscape draws from this library, carefully selecting tracks that stir us and resonate with the landscape surrounding us to take us on a meditative musical journey into the deeper, more hidden trails surrounding the Dell.
Each walk takes around an hour and will be punctuated with birdsong interludes and hot cups.
Only requirements are Premium Spotify account, good headphones and some sturdy footwear.

Enquire about availability

Spring 2022

Sorry. There are no workshops scheduled at this point in the year.

Summer 2022

Sorry. There are no workshops scheduled at this point in the year.

Treat someone to an experience at the Dell

If you have stayed at the Dell or simply like the look of what we do here you can now pass it on by way of a voucher.

Gift Vouchers

Whether it be a romantic break, a weekend yoga retreat, a fire pit session or a bottle of wine on arrival, allow us to look after this for you.

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